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Call-For-Papers Deadlines (all manuscripts will be at double-blind
peer reviewed - no fees to authors, open access is optional)
January 1, 2018: Uncertainty
quantification in climate change, energy
creation risk analysis (nuclear, wind, solar, hydro,
Preview an edited book featuring some of the best authors from IJRCM: Research, Practices, and Innovations in Global Risk and Contingency Management (2018)
(with manuscript size expectations; see submission guidelines below; mean acceptance rate = 12%; author cost to publish = free)
April 1, 2018:
UNESCO, World Bank and United Nations research
in global uncertainty, terrorism, contingency planning and strategic management.
July 1, 2018:
Sociocultural/political uncertainty of underground economies (money
laundering, counterfeiting, human organ trafficking/prostitution).
October 1, 2018: Methods
of uncertainty quantification for human behavior, decision making models,
scholarly uncertainty and career risks.
1. Cases relying on probability concepts such as insurance, engineering, psychology, construction (5500-8000 words, 10+ pages, 20+ references);
2. Empirical studies, factor analysis, regression, surveys, meta-analysis related to
uncertainty, risk or probability (5500-8000 words, 10+ pages, 20+ references);
contemporary measures for assessing
or managing risk, complex decision making (2500-5500 words, 5+ pages single-spaced, 5+ references);
4. Scholarly summary of event, software, book, professional standards, letters,
or critical monologues of risk topics (1000-2500 words, 2+ pages, 1+ references).
(Guiding Scholarly Research Questions)
and contingency differ. One definition of risk is: the effect of
goals (ISO, 2009, guideline 75). According to economist Frank Knight
(1885-1972), risks are known in the sense they can be measured, but it
underlying uncertainty factor that remains illusive (Haimes, 2009;
1997). Probability theory and fuzzy logic can be used to estimate risk (McNeil, Rudiger
Embrechts, 2005). At the other extreme, contingency is a buffer or
expected risk (ISO, 2009; Raftery, 1994).
Global instability is a major stimulus for risk and contingency
management research across the disciplines. In the last few years, citizens,
organizations and governments around the world have experienced increased
uncertainty, namely: the 2008 global economic crisis, tsunamis, flooding, earth
quakes and terrorism (Strang, 2013; USGS, 2011). Global economies are interconnected; thus, a
single-country-crisis can now impact the world-wide macro-environment. This
alone is a good reason for practitioners across the disciplines and nations to
collaborate on risk management research. On the other hand, there is no generic
risk management model because factors differ from one industry or discipline to
another – therefore practitioner insight is needed. Empirical studies reveal
that uncertainty and risk are managed differently from one disciplinary field
to another (Sperandio & Girard, 2010; Strang, 2010; 2012a, 2012b; Smith & Fischbacher, 2009; Sodhi & Tang,
2009). In fact ISO points out their standards are principles and frameworks for
risk management; they assert that “management of risk must be tailored to the
specific needs and structure of the particular organization” (ISO, 2009, para
34). In order to better understand risk,
we need linear and nonlinear techniques (Strang, 2009; 2012a; 1012b), qualitative
and quantitative methods (Strang, 2012c; Strang & Symonds, 2012),
cross-disciplinary comparisons (Strang, 2012a; 2012b), and multi-cultural perspectives
(Goodwin & Strang, 2012). We need to know if there are new models or tools
emerging that can help with risk analysis and mitigation.
This raises the following research questions: (1) what do practitioners in any discipline perceive about identifying
and evaluating risks (e.g., psychology, sociology, health care, criminology, finance/economics,
business, marketing, education, computer science, information technology, public
administration/government policy, insurance, physical sciences, natural
sciences/environment, etc.); and, (2)
how is uncertainty quantified and managed in these disciplines?
Goodwin, Y. &
Strang, K. D. (2012). Socio-cultural and multi-disciplinary perceptions of
risk. International Journal of Risk and
Contingency Management, 1(1), 1-11. http://www.igi-global.com/journal-contents/international-journal-risk-contingency-management/53135
Y. Y. (2009). On the Complex Definition of Risk: A Systems-Based Approach. Risk Analysis, 29(12), 1647-1654.
ISO. (2009). ISO 31000:2009
principles and generic guidelines on risk management
. Geneva, Switzerland:
Lerbinger, O. (1997). The Crisis
Manager: Facing Risk and Responsibility
. NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates,
A. J., Rudiger, F. & Embrechts, P. (2005). Quantitative Risk Management. NJ: Princeton University Press.
J. (1994). Risk Analysis in Project
Management. London: E & FN Spon.
Smith, D. &
Fischbacher, M. (2009). The changing nature of risk and risk management: The
challenge of borders, uncertainty and resilience. Risk Management, 11(1), 1-12.
Sodhi, M. S. &
Tang, C. S. (2009). Modeling supply-chain planning under demand uncertainty
using stochastic programming: A survey motivated by asset-liability management.
International Journal of Production
Economics, 121(2), 728-738.
Sperandio, S. &
Girard, P. (2010). Decision-making framework methodology: risk assessment in
strategic management. International
Journal of Management and Decision Making, 11(1), 4-18.
Strang, K. D. (2009).
Using recursive regression to explore nonlinear relationships and interactions:
A tutorial applied to a study. Practical
Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 14(3), 1-13. http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=14&n=3
Strang, K. D. (2010).
Radiology manufacturing projects and politics: Scientist and politician
normalized risk decision processes. International
Journal of Management and Decision Making, 11(3/4), 231-248. Retrieved from
Strang, K. D. (2012b).
Man versus math: Behaviorist exploration of post-crisis non-banking asset
management. Journal of Asset Management, 13(4), 1-20. Retrieved from http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jam/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/jam201214a.html
Strang, K. D. (2012a).
Applied financial nonlinear programming models for decision making. International
Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, 5(4), 370-395. Retrieved from http://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticletoc.php?jcode=ijads&year=2012&vol=5&issue=5
Strang, K. D. (2012c).
Case study: Risk mitigation for hurricanes near Texas coast oil refineries. International
Journal of Risk and Contingency Management, 1(2), 43-53. http://www.igi-global.com/article/case-study-risk-mitigation-hurricanes/67374
Strang, K. D. (2013).
Homeowner behavioral intent to evacuate after flood warnings. International
Journal of Risk and Contingency Management, 2(3), 1-19. http://www.igi-global.com/journal-contents/international-journal-risk-contingency-management/53135
Strang, K. D., &
Symonds, R. J. (2012). Analyzing research activity duration and uncertainty in
business doctorate degrees. International Journal of Risk and Contingency
Management, 1(1), 29-48. Retrieved from http://www.igi-global.com/article/international-journal-risk-contingency-management/65730
USGS. (2011). Earth
quakes hazards program: American National Science Service. Retrieved from www.usgs.gov
IJRCM Keyword Themes (manuscripts
are welcome that apply any relevant keyword from below)
- Applications of risk,
contingency management and decision making across disciplines and
industries (including but not limited to health care, manufacturing,
resources, agriculture, government, schools/higher education,
technology, financial, insurance, investment, business services);
- Big data-driven risk and contingency management; big data analytics for risk and contingency management;
- Micro-level case studies of
mathematical formulations of risk and/or
- Insurance and health risk,
information technology risk, security and
- Human behavior, risk in psychology, sociology
and the other social-sciences, risk in
management science, risk competencies;
- Risks and contingency
management in traditional economics and finance,
risk transfer, underwriting;
- Novel/unique applications of
risk frameworks and models, across
disciplines and/or industries;
- Risk versus uncertainty,
macro-level studies of risk-sensitive
industries; certainty, determinism;
- Comparative studies of risk or
contingency management across
- Comparative analysis of risks
and/or contingency across disciplines
and workplace functions;
- Special topics of risk and
contingency management, global economic
recession critical analysis;
- Significant global
events/impacts (global warming, flooding, tsunamis,
earth quakes, terrorism, etc.);
- Crisis and incident management
(analysis, solutions, compliance), contingency
planning, risk mitigation;
- Applications of risk or
contingency management across the major
disciplines, industries and/or sectors;
- Crises and risk management
education, training methods, learning
techniques, dissertation meta-analyses.
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mission of IJRCM
is to discover what risk
and uncertainty mean to practitioners or decision makers across disciplines,
industries and cultures.
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David Strang, Doctorate,
MBA, BS, AS,
FLMI, CNA, PMP®
IJRCM Editor-in-Chief, university Professor and CEO of APPC Research and President of Multinations non-profit organizations.
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